Ebel Classic Hexagon Collection – Classic Hexagon 45.4mm, Classic Hexagon 45.4mm GMT Pink Gold and Classic Hexagon 41mm Large Date and Power Reserve

The Classic Hexagon line is a perfect example of drawing the best from an existing model, while successfully endowing it with new and distinctive characteristics. From its illustrious forerunner, the Ebel Classic, it has inherited first and foremost the famous hexagonal monohull case with its sculptural, pebble-smooth curves lovingly satin-brushed by hand.

This unique and almost organic exterior emphasizes the exclusive and prestigious character of these watches, delicately accentuated by the other distinctive family traits: five screws and a crown perfectly integrated within the case. These fundamentals were subtly yet forcefully enhanced by several novel features, starting with the generous 45.4 mm case diameter and 37 mm dial opening, creating an unmistakable impression of spacious harmony, and the new sloping lugs ensuring an ideal fit for even the daintiest wrists.

Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, the pure, uncluttered dial design features beveled, hand-applied hour-markers and counters graced with an exquisite “Clous de Paris” guilloché motif. These subtle details further highlight the decided emphasis on geometrical shapes and the play on perspectives that translate an exceptional encounter between elegant chic and modern sophistication.

All watches in this collection are fitted with finely crafted alligator leather straps, setting the finishing touch to timepieces that are synonymous with refinement for men eager to convey their inherent sense of good taste. In extending the Classic Hexagon collection, Ebel has naturally focused on reinforcing its slender elegance and harmonious purity. The new 2008 additions to the Hexagon family are:

Ebel Classic Hexagon 45.4 mm
Day, Retrograde Date and Power Reserve models
Vividly expressing the refined sophistication of the Classic Hexagon, two steel models on a brown or black leather strap feature gracefully elegant day of the week, retrograde date and power-reserve indications lending a distinctive and refined presence to these new dial variations. One features a black dial with a discreet touch of red, along with rhodium-plated appliques and hour-markers; while the other opts for a silver-colored dial with slender pink gold-plated hour-markers. Both are adorned with the refined “Clous de Paris” guilloché motif on all three counters.

Technical details
Movement
Day, retrograde date, power reserve: Swiss automatic movement (Soprod 9094)

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 45.4mm
Thickness : 11.2mm
Finishing: alternating brushed/polished
Water-resistance: 5 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability

Dials and hands
Silver-colored or black galvanic dial
Hand-applied day counter with “Clous de Paris” pattern at 9 o’clock
Power-reserve indicator with “Clous de Paris” pattern at 6 o’clock
Facetted diamond-polished hands (gold-/rhodium-plated)
12 hand-applied hour-markers (gold-/rhodium-plated)
Hand-applied Ebel logo

Strap
Hand-stitched brown or black alligator leather strap
Ebel folding clasp

Ebel Classic Hexagon 45.4 mm GMT Pink Gold
This apparently simple model dedicated to keen travelers is distinguished by the refined and pure layout of its black dial with pink gold-plated appliques: the dual time-zone counter at 6 o’clock is lined up with the large date and the main hands, while creating a striking contrast with the main dial by adopting the exact opposite color code (gold-plated appliques and black hour-markers). In a subtle manner typical of Ebel’s tireless pursuit of excellence, this pleasing visual effect also naturally facilitates readability. The GMT variation is also available in two steel versions.

Technical details
Movement
GMT, large date: Swiss automatic movement (TechnoTime 651)

Case
Material: 18K pink gold
Diameter: 45.4mm
Thickness : 11.2mm
Finishing: alternating brushed/polished
Water-resistance: 5 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability

Dial and Hands
Black galvanic dial
Hand-applied second time-zone counter with “Clous de Paris” pattern at 6 o’clock
Large date window at 12 o’clock
Facetted diamond-polished hands (gold-plated)
12 hand-applied hour-markers (gold-plated)
Hand-applied Ebel logo

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator leather strap
Ebel pin buckle

Ebel Classic Hexagon 41 mm Large Date and Power Reserve
This medium-sized model is specifically designed for men looking for a less ‘expansive’ model, as well as for women also drawn to the pure lines of the Hexagon and needing a model to fit their wrist. Down-sizing it while detracting nothing from its distinctive identity was a daunting challenge that was successfully accomplished by paring the dial down to essentials with the large date and power-reserve displays. The latter is underscored by a fine ornamental fillet and a discreet “Clous de Paris” motif, admirably embodying the flair for detail and refined sophistication representing the unmistakable signature of the Architects of Time.

Pervaded by an urban spirit and dedicated to all those with a penchant for design, art and contemporary architecture, the latest additions to the Classic Hexagon collection bear a distinctive family likeness while showing their own individual character traits liable to appeal to a broad range of tastes and preferences.

Technical details
Movement
Large date, power reserve: Swiss automatic movement (Soprod 9090)

Case
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0mm
Thickness : 10.5mm
Finishing: alternating brushed/polished
Water-resistance: 5 atm
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective treatment on both sides for perfect readability

Dial and Hands
Black galvanic dial
Large date window at 12 o’clock
Power reserve indicator with “Clous de Paris” pattern at 6 o’clock
Facetted diamond-polished hands (rhodium-plated)
11 hand-applied hour-markers (rhodium-plated)
Hand-applied Ebel logo

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator leather strap
Ebel folding clasp

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